Noel Yuhanna

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, Hadoop, in-memory, databases, NoSQL, data integration, data virtualization, data archiving, cloud, ETL, information fabric, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His current focus is on Forrester Wave™ evaluations, customer experience, industry trends, new and emerging markets, and architecture.

Previous Work Experience

Noel has more than 25 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003. Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, and other internal apps. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl Corporation. He worked on several very large database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for Fortune 100 companies. He was responsible for running the world’s fastest TPC-B benchmark on Informix at Amdahl in 1994 and built the first commercial terabyte-sized database on Oracle in the early 1990s. He worked on nCube MPP Database in the early '90s and helped enterprises scale their mission-critical applications. At his first job at Eicher Goodearth Corporation in the mid-1980s, he started working with COBOL programs and later expanded his knowledge toward data modeling, programming, and administration using RDBMS technologies.

Noel has spoken at numerous industry conferences around the globe and is quoted frequently in industry publications such as CNET News, Computerworld, eWeek, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, Forbes, Search.com, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has taught several technical and management workshops on big data, data management, data integration, building scalable apps, in-memory platforms, and data virtualization.

Education

Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. He is the author of an Oracle book published by Manning Publications in 1999.

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  • Noel Yuhanna
  • Security Risk & Compliance
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Information Fabric 3.0

    Forrester's Reference Architecture For Enterprise Data Virtualization

    Enterprises face growing challenges in bridging disparate sources of data to fuel analytics, predictive analytics, real-time insights, and applications. The data explosion is also exacerbating...

    • Downloads: 1005
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Why Test Data Privacy Has Become Critical To All Enterprises

    This presentation discusses database security trends and drivers; current database security challenges; why nonproduction environments such as test, development, Q&A, and staging are equally...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database Security, 2011

    Database Security Solutions Mature While The Market Consolidates

    Enterprise databases continue to experience growing attacks despite enhanced security processes and increasing database security approaches. Security gaps in solutions persist in intelligent...

    • Downloads: 897
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Why Enterprise Database Security Strategy Has Become Critical

    This presentation discusses database security trends and drivers, current database security challenges, why enterprises should focus on an enterprisewide database security strategy, the three pillars...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection, Q2 2011

    IBM, Imperva, And Sentrigo Lead, With Application Security, Oracle, And Fortinet Close Behind

    In Forrester's 147-criteria evaluation of database auditing and real-time protection vendors, we found that the market is rife with mature products. IBM, Imperva, and Sentrigo lead the pack because...

    • Downloads: 885
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    Align Data Management Roles To Create Stronger Business Value

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

    • Downloads: 3094
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Creating An Enterprise Database Security Plan

    Planning Helps Improve Security And Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements

    Hackers continue to break into critical databases across the globe, largely because of gaps in database security implementations and lack of cohesive controls. Although enterprises can pass...

    • Downloads: 553
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Test Data Privacy Is Critical To Meet Compliances

    Data Masking Can Help Protect Test Data

    Using customer, employee, or other confidential data straight from production for testing or developing applications violates data privacy laws and regulations and makes that data a soft target for...

    • Downloads: 966
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Your Enterprise Database Security Strategy 2010

    Stronger Measures Have Become Essential To Defend Against Growing Attacks

    With increasingly sophisticated attacks and rising internal data theft, database security merits a stronger focus that goes beyond traditional authentication, authorization, and access control (AAA)....

    • Downloads: 923
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Why Data Masking Should Be Part Of Your Enterprise Data Security Practice

    This presentation discusses data security trends and drivers; current data security challenges; why data masking is critical; data masking approaches; selection criteria for data masking...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database Security

    DBMS Security Technology Continues To Evolve, With Independent Vendors Filling Gaps

    Attacks on enterprise databases continue at an all-time high despite security professionals taking measures to protect them. Although database management system (DBMS) security continues to improve,...

    • Downloads: 1228
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:App Dev's Role In Securing Next-Generation Information Architectures

    Tightly coupling data sources with applications has been a common approach for applications that need to access enterprise data, but with increasing data volume and data complexity along with the...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Securing Next-Generation Information Architectures

    The Promise Of Improved Security Or The Risk Of New Attack Vectors

    Next-generation information architectures such as data federation and information services are gaining increased adoption, so security professionals must ensure their protection from all relevant...

    • Downloads: 946
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:A New Role Is Emerging Within IT: Database Security Analyst (DSA)

    As enterprises take stronger measures around database security to meet compliance requirements and defend against attacks, the need for security support and administration becomes critical. But who...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Symantec Is A Strong Performer In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Although Symantec Database Security (SDS) is a late arrival to the database security game, it has done extremely well to gain a spot in the Strong Performer's category within a year after its general...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Is A Contender In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Microsoft's SQL Server native auditing solution is basic, but it's free. It offers a good level of support for monitoring user and DBA activity, but lags in policy management, reporting, monitoring...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Guardium Is A Leader In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Guardium is a Leader across the board in our evaluation of enterprise database auditing and real-time protection, a result of the broad range of features and functionality built into the product and...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IBM AME Is A Contender In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    IBM DB2 Audit Management Expert (AME) currently supports only the mainframe environment, with support for other platforms planned for the future. Overall, AME offers basic support for reporting,...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Tizor Systems Is A Leader In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Tizor Systems is a Leader in the enterprise database auditing and real-time protection market because it provides strong support for alerting, audit and compliance reporting, performance, policy...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embarcadero Technologies Is A Strong Performer In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    What a difference 24 months make. Prior to October 2005, Embarcadero never had a database auditing solution, but the acquisition of Ambeo put it on the map. Although Embarcadero's DSAuditor does not...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Oracle Is A Strong Performer In Enterprise Database Auditing; Tops Native DBMS Auditing

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Oracle is a Strong Performer across the board in our evaluation, and tops the native DBMS auditing solutions. Oracle is the technology leader when it comes to databases, and Oracle gives database...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection, Q4 2007

    Guardium And Imperva Lead; Tizor, Application Security, And Lumigent Follow Closely; Oracle Tops Native Auditing

    Forrester's evaluation of leading enterprise database auditing and real-time protection vendors across 116 criteria found Guardium and Imperva to have established leadership positions thanks to their...

    • Downloads: 943
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IBM Consul InSight Is A Strong Performer In Enterprise Database Auditing

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    IBM acquired the privately-held company Consul Risk Management in December 2006. With this acquisition, IBM got a database auditing tool called Consul InSight, recently rebranded Tivoli Compliance...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:RippleTech Is A Strong Performer In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    RippleTech's Informant solution is a Strong Performer in the enterprise database auditing market because it offers good features and functionality at an attractive price. It has strong support for...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Lumigent Technologies Is A Leader In Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

    Lumigent's Leader position was no surprise given that it offers a comprehensive audit solution that meets a broad range of customers' requirements. Lumigent is one of the few vendors we evaluated...

    • Downloads: 110